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to class this morning in newtown. but the children who attended sandy hook elementary will be home for another day. >> and there's a massive volunteer effort to get their new school ready for classes and there are many more funerals today. abc's t.j. winick joins was the latest. hi, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned, the first two of what will eventually be over two dozen somber funerals were held yesterday. ♪ this is the living memorial in downtown sandy hook, where a constant stream of locals and visitors come to remember those lost in friday's horror. in newtown, a funeral for 6-year-old noah pozner, who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a big sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. i couldn't even express to them how great that made m
back to classrooms. millions of students and parents across the country in the wake of sandy hook. stay with us, everybody. you're watching "world news now." >>> "world news now" continues after this from our abc ♪ >>> welcome back, everyone. it is easy to forget that christmas is just one week away, and schools, they're in their final days before holiday break. >> doesn't seem a lot like christmas time. but none of those days are likely to be as nerve-racking as yesterday was. that was the first day back since the connecticut shootings. abc's amy robach reports on what was an anxious monday for many. >> reporter: parents around innation dropped their children off at school. many holding on a little more tightly. a day of jitters. schools from new york to tennessee to texas all went on alert after fear ignited several false alarms, some bomb threats. others as minor as an umbrella mistaken for a gun. an elementary school in richfield, connecticut, just 20 miles from newtown, went into lockdown after someone reported a suspicious person. security on the minds of principal, it was a pri
. it is very close to home. >> students in the area had back to school on tuesday except for sandy hook elementary school students. monday the supplies of for the school or move to a nearby town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> we need to reach out with love. that is what our community is doing, putting our arms around people. that is still hard to discover why the 20 year-old student >> we know as investigators that the people want to know what happened, why did this happen? we will make it crystal clear picture as was as much as we possibly can. >> the atf is 0 in an on gun ranges author of this area. investigators now know that the shooter used to attend the target practice. >> we are learning about the shooter adam lanza. he had aspergers syndrome. we learn that adam lanza may have tried to buy a gun at six sporting goods last week. officers say he was unsuccessful and that attempts and that the employees had been interviewed by police. the chain has pulled several semiautomatic rifles from its shelves nationwide. >> citizens in los gatos even more deter
. most of the schools in newtown, connecticut, reopen today. sandy hook elementary remains an active crime scene. the site of friday's deadly shootings will remain closed indefinitely. 26 people including 20 young children were killed there. authorities hope to soon interview two survivors of the massacre. funerals, more of them, are scheduled for today. james mattioli was 6. his family says he loved sports, was a numbers guy, and best friends with his older sister. jessica rekos, also 6, loved everything about horses. she read about them, drew them, wrote about them, for christmas she wanted cowgirl boots. we have more. >> reporter: good morning. it's a rainy and somber morning in newtown where families have begun to lay their dead to rest, and more funerals are scheduled for days to come. it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut, with one exception -- students of sandy hook elementary. kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots, and the room that he was in was being banged on by the g
rifles in all of our stores chainwide. >>> grief counselors will be on hand this morning. sandy hook elementary school remains closed. jessica rekos will be laid to rest today. she couldn't wait until her 10th birthday to get a horse. she adored them. >>> another big story out of washington where there's been huge movement in the fiscal cliff wrangling with 14 days left to go before huge across-the-board tax hikes. overnight we learned that president obama made an eye-opening new offer in talks with house speaker john boehner. under this new proposal, tax rates would go up on incomes above $400,000. for years the president has campaigned that that number should start at $250,000. he's also offering some new spending cuts to go along with this. speaker boehner's latest proposal called for the tax hikes to kick in at $1 million. cnn's dan lothian is in washington with the latest on this. dan, it really does look like there is some movement. >> it does. this movement came during a meeting the president had with speaker john boehner yesterday at the white house. that meeting lasted for 4
, connecticut. president obama traveled to new town to come for the families of those killed at sandy hooke elementary. he also took part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. we will now go witlive with rene mars mr sh from new town. >> the nation continues to mourn. the first funerals for two of the students will be held today. >> we will never forget. on sunday morning more than 2000 people came out. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. hour anour anger and our sour. >> we will share with you and try to ease this heavy burden. >> the president's stated that more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sandy hooke middle school after the investigators have cleared up. they stated they're not sure whether not the
and the moments before the gunman opened fire. >>> and the organization helping thousands of hurricane sandy storm victims who are homeless this holiday. >>> officials in newtown, connecticut will begin removing tributes of the victims of the mass school shooting. they will pick up the items the day after christmas and the trinket also be ground up and processed into soil and that soil will be used as the foundation to a permanent memorial to the victims. >>> a survivor wounded in a mall shooting earlier this month in portland, oregon is speaking about the moment the gunman opened fire. 15-year-old christina was shot december 11. she was cutting through the mall and says the gunman walked right past her. seconds later she says bullets started flying. she had bullet fragments in her lungs and liver but doctors were able to save her. >> i know that god has his eyes on us. he has angels on everybody's shoulders, and he's especially watching out for my family. >> she also survived a car accident earlier this year. >>> this will be a difficult christmas for many victims of hurricane sandy, still suffer
the sandy hook shooting, the two radio hosts got serious and started taking calls from people trying to deal with the tragedy. >> we like to call it a town hall meeting held in a frat house. friday was strange. we went from in the morning doing one of the most happy, upbeat, fun shows of the year. >> next year's going to be even better. >> to in the afternoon doing the saddest show of our careers. >> he was one of the first responders to the scene. how are you? >> i'm doing okay. >> never in your life could you imagine you'd pull up to a scene so horrific? >> absolutely not. there's certain things that people just shouldn't see. >> every moment it was getting worse and worse, we couldn't help but feel, okay, did we reach the bottom? >> my sister's behavioral therapist, sandy hook elementary. >> is that right? is she okay? >> we don't know. we haven't heard from her. >> how long ago did she start there? >> it's her second week there. >> she's probably very busy right now. >> absolutely. she's probably will be very terrified when she gets home, but right now her priority is her children. >> mo
at sandy hook elementary which of course was the scene of that tragedy. two more young victims are being laid to rest today. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: a bus carrying students drove up to the high school as a grief stricken town tried to get to some routine. police were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly. >> i wouldn't send my children to school if i had the choice right now. i wouldn't. >> i think it's important the children do go back to school. >> reporter: all schools except sandy hook elementary are open. the scene of the massacre will remain closed for months. when those children do go back, they'll attend a school in a nearby town. people lit candles to remember the lives cut short. they paid their respects at the memorials set up for the 26 victims. the grieving process continues. the families of two more children are saying a final farewell. the family of james mattioli used to joke he was born four weeks early because he was hungry. >> jessica rekos will also be laid to rest. tonight there will be a wake for victoria soto, a teacher who shielded her studen
, mark. sandy hook students will not return to school until 2013. they wail tend classes in an unused middle school in monroe. that school hzn't been used since june, 2011. crews and workers have been making% g< safe for their return. the school will be run by donna page, a retired sandy hook principal. the rft of the students return to class yesterday. parents say at this point they just want to try to return to normalcy. >> i just naturally would love to keep my kids in a bubble. you can't live that way. >> connecticut lead medical examiner wants to look into the dna of adam lanza and asked wants to determine if there are identifiable diseases associated with this violent debehaifor autos school buses are back on the streets in newtown, connecticut. there are also funeral processions. >> abc news is there with the story. >> yet another funeral of a young victim. firefighters were at the memorial for daniel, who dreamed of becoming a new york city firefighter like his uncle and cousin. >> our son had so much love to give to this world. and he was supposed to have a lifetime of bringi
in a small connecticut town struggling to heal. nearly one week since the sandy hook shootings, newtown is still coping with a steady stream of funeral processions. more children were laid to rest today as makeshift memorials to the 26 victims continue to grow. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: coming to newtown tonight, new hampshire police confirming that nancy lanza the first shooting victim of her son adam lanza, there was a memorial service for her today in new hampshire. meanwhile, here in newtown, more funerals for the victims of last friday's shooting rampage. a large portrait of 6-year-old benjamin wheeler stood outside trinity episcopal church in newtown, connecticut. about two dozen boy scouts lined up outside to honor the former cub scout. [ belmont stakes ] >> reporter: his was one of several funerals and wakes held today. earlier in the morning a hearse left another church with the coffin of 6-year-old catherine hubbard a little girl known for her love of animals. friday is a week since the massacre. for many in this grief-stricken town the loss hasn't sunk in. >> it
to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. as the debate over how to happened in newtown connecticut continues. the national rifle the northbay was bombarded with heavy rainfall. in corte madera heavy rains kept some christmas shoppers at home. the rain brought with it flooding to many parts of the north bay. crews worked to clear roadways and make it safe for those who braved the >> i braved the rainfall, to get at the shopping done. >> a much needed break from the rain today will allow last minute shoppers to get their shopping done today before more showers arrive for christmas. please make readable for anny the raiders playing out the >> po 42 degrees rebels, with locally dense fog. novado, 42 degrees--right now. there is a storm system ruling through the pacific. just in time for the holiday, is brewing that storm system- over the pacific. mainly cloudy conditions for christmas day. you can see heavier rainfall for santa rosa. even towards petaluma. and just light rainfall for the bay bridge, oakland and delta and portio
garden, as the 12-12-12 concert for sandy relief got under way. ♪ it's now or never >> reporter: it is a star-studded show. raising money for residents of the tristate area, still suffering after the storm. >> the damage from sandy was as much as $70 billion. our national and local governments are responding but it's just not enough, which is why we're here tonight. >> reporter: the money raised here will go to an organization called the robin hood relief fund, and then it will be distributed to sandy's hardest hit areas. ♪ get you on your feet again >> reporter: the stars helping out have strong personal connections to the region. many are either current residents of the tristate area or many grew up here. ♪ but tomorrow there will be sunshine ♪ >> reporter: no one is more associated with new jersey than the boss and the members of his band. >> yes, it's a little bit more personal because literally the jersey shore where we grew up. >> reporter: the jersey shore hit hard by the storms. residents there and people here acknowledge it will take years to rebuild and billions
. and they expected them to go 6 to 4%. it's blamed on super sandy which stroke the east coast but let us not forget why obama is returning from hawaii early. the lawmakers will be able to reach a deal. >>> we have rainfalling across the bay area and some heavy showers and departing san jose out of the santa clarita valley but there's showers coming in and i'll let you know on storm track 4 coming up. with my keurig vue brewer, i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? inside the brewer, there's this train that makes coffee stronger, bigger, and hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew what you love with the keurig vue. >> we have wet weather still falling across the bay area and here's live storm track, but the rain is gone for this evening and showers in the south bay but they're moving out to deablos and showers for palo alto and we'll see the rain pick up here and in the north bay, it has been quiet for a while but light rain drops and towards petaluma. and we're seeing some light rain at this time and we're continue to see the showers for tonight and into the day
in newtown, connecticut will return to class. the first funeral for sandy hook elementary students were held monday. family and friends said good buy to jack pinto. jack was a huge giants fan who was buried in his victor cruz jersey. the other service was for noah pozner. his best friend was his twin sister. she was in another classroom and survived the shooting. two more funerals will be held today. >>> after his emotional speech in newtown sunday night, president obama sat down with some of his cabinet members yesterday to talk about what can be done to better protect americans from that shooting. a possible action includes new gun control laws and the president could try to attack -- enact some new gun rules through executive order. >>> residents in maryland, virginia and the district are just three digits away from help if they're having trouble coping with the event in newtown. you can call 211 for advice or counseling. the free service is staffed 24 hours a day seven days a week with operators who speak more than 200 languages. >>> it is 5:05. let's go to something a little lighter, yo
killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. as the debate over how to prevent tragedies like what happened in newtown connecticut continues. the national rifle association made it clear that they will not back gun laws. for more on the story we go now to elizabeth corridan. >> reporter: the sunday morning talk shows hosted heated debates over gun control. >> "the fact that something is misused, whether it's a baseball bat or the mass killing in a chinese school with an axe and a knife, doesn't mean that you ban baseball bats, axes and knives or guns." >> "but it's obviously also true that the easy availability of guns including military style assault weapons is a contributing factor, and you can't keep that off the table." >> reporter: politicians and activists went toe-to-toe on solutions that could prevent a tragedy like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n-r-a c-e-o is not budging from the stance he took on friday, arguing for armed guards in schools. >> "if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call m
at the polls. randi? >> thank you, tom. the nra statement came one week to the day of the sandy hook elementary shooting. across the nation a moment of silence, honoring those victims. [ bell tolls ] >> james mattioli, age 6. [ bell tolls ] >> in hartford, connecticut, a touching scene, the bell ringing for each of the victims, each little angel receiving their wings. >>> you are looking now at some live pictures of the white house and capitol hill, but the people who could get a deal done on the fiscal cliff impasse, well, they're not there. lawmakers have gone home for the holiday recess. and president obama and the first family arrived in hawaii just a short time ago. the president and lawmakers are expected to return thursday after the christmas break. before leaving washington, mr. obama and house speaker john boehner both expressed hope that a deal will actually get done. >> we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth. many of us believe on both sides of the aisle that the fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more ameri
york. >> ama: well, let's get a check on the weather with sandy patel. our weather is changing. >> let's show you an outside shot. you can see how beautiful it alongs towards the golden gate bridge here. lots of sunshine out there. a few high clouds and that's it. let's go to live doppler 7hd right now and i'll show you what it looks like from this perspective. skies are clear. and we have no rain to speak of right now but our own radar on mt. st. helena will be tracking rain. today was warm, mild to warm, depending on where you are, and warm enough to set records. keptfield, 70 degrees, tied the previous record. 66 at the oakland airport. that actually broke its previous record by one degree. downtown oakland with 70 degrees. san jose, 67. up to 67 in half moon bay. san francisco, 66 degrees and a nice day down in upper napa area. 71 today. here are your current temperatures. still mild. 68 in oakland. 63 in san francisco. we have 66 degrees in san rafael. here are the highlights. clear and cold in the valleys tonight. sunny and mild weather on monday and rain returns tuesday night, i
. >> in washington, i am karen caifa. >> and now to connecticut were new details are emerging about sandy hooke elementary school gunmen adam lanza. for those who know him say that he was an awkward, peculiar kid who wore the same close to school every day. if they say that glance up rarely spoke once. is that he gave school presentations entirely by computer. he never said a word. >> and former high-school classmate says that lands the plague of violent video games, he always chose a military-style assault rifle as one of his weapons. lanza used an assault rifle the day of the school massacre. the details emerge one day after the nation calls for a moment of silence to remember the victims. >> in the south bay, a new gunshop is set to open today. that brings the debate of gun control to lost out as. templar sports will open its doors just one block from a playground. some residents like the idea, they said the locally owned a business will bring much-needed revenue to the community. others are against the gun shop in light of the connecticut shooting and a recent battle over gun control. templ
do have a big disaster like sandy, we've almost always spent all the money because it was pretty easy to have a governor ask for a disaster and the president to declare it, and then the money is gone. fema primarily relied on the per capita damage indicator as the criteria rather than whether or not the local community really had the resources to deal with this on its own. there was no specific criteria in fema to decide at what point we paid various percentages up to 100% coming from the federal government, and the fema administrative costs from 1989 to 2011 had doubled. it had increased from 9% of every disaster to an average of 18% of every disaster. so g.a.o. recommended that we look -- do several things. that fema develop a methodology to more accurately assess what a jurisdiction was able to do, that we develop criteria to know when the federal government should accept all of the obligation, 100% of the adjusted cost, and that we implement new goals to track why these costs of administering disasters were going up so dramatically. so hopefully we can do that, we can look at the
to help recover from super storm sandy. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bull bal bubala. -- bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> super storm sandy hit new jersey heights residents hard, but its residents are still slowly picking up the pieces. the state's governor paid a visit to president obama today, asking for money to help rebuild. >> reporter: the deans are packing what they can salvage from their new jersey home. >> 20 years of collectible cinderella stuff that my husband -- sorry. my husband started collecting it for me, ever since we started dating. >> reporter: everything else is lost. their seaside heights community took a direct hit from the storm, which destroyed 80% of the town. police chief thomas boyd said, with federal help, the town will rebuild. >> seaside heights is never leaving. we're going to rebuild and we're staying. >> reporter: governor chris christie worked closely with the president. now he's going to washington to ask directly for help. >> with damage like this, stretching for miles, gover
"response activities for hurricane sandy" and replaces it with "purposes provided herein." a minor -- small verbal change. but response activities has unlimited meaning. this change does clarify that funds may be used to cover additional recovery and related costs connected to hurricane sandy. second it adds the phrase "to make grants" to clarify that the department of h.h.s. has specific grant-making authority for renovating, repairing and rebuilding nonfederal facilities involved in n.i.h. research. for example an academic center of excellence well known for its work particularly in cancer research will have the opportunity to rebuild. i recommend the support of this amendment. senator shelby has signed off on it. i believe it is not controversial. c.b.o. says it does not adversely -- it does not score at all. and i understand that the minority staff on labor-h.h.s. has also signed off on those changes. mr. president, that amendment too will be voted on tomorrow if not accepted. tonight we're just not accepting amendments and we're not voice voting them. i also want to note that we have t
, connecticut, where the community is still reeling after a shooter blasted his way into sandy hook elementary school and systematically gunned down 20 children and six adults, people are asking is this what we want to do now, put armed guards in every school? here's a sample of opinion in newtown. >> i'm very torn at this point. i'm not happy with the nra. i am not happy with the nra, and i am a gun owner myself. there's just no reason for automatic weapons out there in the public. and clips that discharge so many rounds of ammunition. >> i have many guns. but i don't have a third round clip in a semiautomatic weapon. we have a tragedy here, and we have to address it. they're not addressing it. that's what i tell them. you're not addressing the situation here. >> reporter: but in los angeles at a gun range, we got a different take. >> the only way to fight fire is with fire. so if you've got somebody that's armed and you're not, you're part of the problem. you're not part of the solution. >> and so, a range of opinions, everyone has a different view on this, and the debate is on. >> and a lot
at sandy hook elementary. they are hoping their message is heard at the nation's dan tal. >>> more than 30,000 people have called a petition for piers morgan to be deported. this started after he called a man unbelievably stupid after the shooting. he said if i do get deported for wanting few gun murderers, many continues will have me. >>> how is the traffic, tara? >> we should be returning back to normal. on the peninsula, skyline boulevard at sweat road. we have a fallen tree brocking the rad by -- blocking the roadway here. it will take a while to clear. they have to bring the wood chipper in. highway 237, traffic westbound, normally backed up at sunnyvale. but this christmas eve day we're luckily experiencing no problems. >>> on the bay bridge, traffic is looking great into san francisco right now. >>> 7:49. let's head over to rosemary. >>> actually, we'll take it over from here. changes could be coming to a city known for its high crime. why richmond says other cities are starting to surpass their crime rate. >>> and why the dungeonness -- the dunges in crab season -- dungeness crab s
, here's the top stories for you today. people on the eastern shore who were affected by superstorm sandy are getting some much- needed help. federal government has sent more than $1 million to aid to the sandy victims there. fema says they have received hundreds of applications for assistance and they are still processing those requests. >>> joe krivak has died. he coached from 1987 to 1991. the school reports he died tuesday night. in the 1980s he worked with standouts like frank wright. he was 77 years olds. >>> a check on the weather now before you head out the door. here's meteorologist mike masco. >> 41-degrees in town and outside the beltway into the 30s. so pretty chilly morning. lots of wind out there making our real feel numbers feeling like it's into the low and middle 20s and that will be the deal today. 39 your two degree guarantee mostly cloudy skies. it's a gusty wind we have a high wind advisory for the afternoon hours. a little bit of a breeze for friday. with a blend of sunshine and clouds. and then take a look. going into saturday, and sunday morning, wintry mix of some
tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school that if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might have been able to stop him. >> you don't want to turn our schools into dodge city. >> at least one school district in jersey city will place armed guards at the schools over the governor's objection. >> you don't want to make it an armed camp. that is not a good example. >> abc news, new york. >>> senator daniel was laid to rest in his native hawaii. a thousand people came to pay their respect including the first couple who were in hawaii for the holiday. he died last monday at the age of 88. he was the first japanese american elected to both houses of congress and the second long ease serving senator. >>> last-minute shoppers are crowding into falls -- into malls and stores. but many are attempting to drum up enthusiasm stores like macy's and toys r us spabded hours -- expanded hours to help the 17 million americans scrambling for gifts still. nick watt has the last-minute rush. >> you look quite stressed. >> i have a little anxiety right now. i won't lie. i am tripping out. i want t
of the 20 children and 6 adults at the sandy hook elementary school has already trying he would action to reduce gun violence and save lives. there was over $100,000 for a gun buy-back. >> even if you get one off the street it's one less chance of it getting into the wrong hands. >> gun reform reunited from a proposal from the nra to station armed guards at every school in the country. >> the only thing that is stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> several school districts already have armed officers in their schools. chuck sievertson, abc news, new york. >> as the nation searches for ways to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school shield program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >> saint anthony's is holding their curbside donation drive. yesterday people dropped off bags and hand-knitted mitt tense and carves were ava
-drawn karen. the deaths of the 20 children and 6 adults at the sandy hook elementary school has already trying he would action to reduce gun violence and save lives. there was over $100,000 for a gun buy back. >> even if you get one off the street it's one less chance of it getting into the wrong hands. >> gun reform reunited from a proposal to station armed guards at every school in the country. >> the only thing that is stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> only school districts already have armed officers in their schools. chuck southeast son, abc news, new york. >> so as the nation searches for ways to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school she would program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss this week with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >> the family of apple founder steve jobs lost the fighting over an his yacht. it is over an unpaid bill. this is what the high-tech ya
. >> the president is asking congress for more than $60 billion to help with sandy recovery efforts. he made the request friday on behalf of the state's hardest hit by the october storm. in a joint statement the new york governor and new jersey governor said the money would hen the states rebuild as well as help protect them from future storms. >>> the president of the philippines declared a state of emergency after visiting some of the hardest hit areas by the typhoon. helicopter footage shows the damage. the storm wiped out entire villages of 600 people dead and another 600 still missing. officials say that rescue operations have suffered a set back mostly because the survivors are just to shocked to help. there is also concern of food and water. >> yesterday marked the anniversary of pearl harbor and many paused to remember that day. in hawaii there was a moment of silence followed by a fly over at the time when the bombing started. the surprise attack by the japanese killed 2400 people and was the start of the united states involvement in world war ii. >>> in alameda pearl harbor surviv
-atlantic. the impact zone of hurricane sandy is where we saw the weakest growth ff for the year. >> reporter: the season of giving looked a lot more like the season of giving back. >> i got a jacket from my girlfriend that was slightly too big. so i returned it and got back $71 back and the size i wanted. >> reporter: 10% of all gifts are headed straight back to the store. electronics can be some of the toughest. often with only a 15-day return window. many other items can go back 30 or even 90 days later. though analysts warn that many now require an i.d. between now and new years, some amazing deals out there. we found a 50-inch tv on sale for just $399. computers at costco up to $500 off and discounts up to 50% to 70% off at many, many stores. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> so brandi, you told us yesterday you were going shopping today to get some stuff on your way back to l.a. did you get anything? >> you know what? oh, look at that. i didn't find anything. this is why. the stores were a lot less crowded. same sales as on christmas weekend. same sales. it was a waste of time. it w
for hurricane sandy victims. they're scheduled to vote on amendments to both measures and recess from 12:30 p.m. eastern to 12:15 eastern for party caucus meetings. live coverage on c-span2. and the house will return for legislative business on sunday at 2 p.m. eastern with votes expected beginning at 6:30. we'll have lye coverage when they return on c-span. >> congressional leaders will meet with president obama at the white house later today to talk about plans to avert the so-of called fiscal cliff. before the senate adjourned yesterday, majority leader harry reid and minority leader mitch mcconnell debated the fiscal cliff and talked about negotiations surrounding the tax hikes and automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect in a few days. this is about 5 minutes -- 15 minutes. >> madam president, you'll excuse me if i'm a little frustrated at the situation we find ourselves in, but last night president obama called myself and the speaker and maybe others from hawaii and asked if there was something we could do to avoid the fiscal cliff. i say i'm a little frustrated, because we've b
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in sandy funds would be spent. don't you think you could put together a list of spending cuts that at least, at least includes robosquirrel? we're still waiting. why? because for democrats, apparently, every dollar in federal spending is sacred. once secured, it can't be cut. that's why we have got trillion-dollar deficits. the truth is until the president gets specific about cuts, nobody should trust democrats to put a dime in new revenue toward real deficit reduction or to stop their shakedown of the taxpayers at the top 2%. as one liberal lawmaker put it last week, that's just the beginning. when it comes to deficit deals, the taxpayers need to trust but verify. on cuts, that means specifics. and, mr. president, on an entirely different subject, as we enter the final weeks of the 112th congress, one of the toughest tasks for me is saying goodbye to colleagues who won't be with us at the start of the next congress. so i'd like to kick it off this morning by spending just a few minutes bragging on my long-time friend and neighbor to the north, senator dick lugar. let me just start by sayin
, the hurricane sandy, the track dpi in connecticut, people had a lot on their minds this season. this weekend was a key weekend. i think it helped. i didn't see promotions being extra promotional. but it's a push till the end. >> okay, so winners and losers? >> i think some of the winners, i think you're going to see companies like tjx, macy's. i think american eagle outfitters, even gap had a very good season, along with michael kors. >> losers? >> i think you had a tough time at jcpenney. i think the traffic was tough there all the time. i think kohl's had to be extra promotional in order to be able to drive the sales. and the whole children's sector was very promotional. from gymboree to children's place. >> so, dana, jason trennert from strat eegous. how are you doing? >> good, how are you, jason? >> good. normally retail stocks outperform in january, because i think that phenomenon that andrew was talking about is that there's a general sense that christmas gifts canceled at a certain point and then it comes back at the end and then you wind up having a big january and the stocks tend to
being up. all of a sudden then, we had the impacts of sandy, a tragedy up in newtown, connecticut, and just a lot of other factors that just put a damper on the season. >> so, it is fair to say that it started better than it ended now. >> it started better than it ended. there was a lot of excitement around black friday. i mean it was almost like the super bowl. they have all this advertising, drag people out, it's the biggest event of the year come shopping, and then week after that we had the pro bowl. there was no excitement. there was no reason to come out shopping. so big bang, but it kind of waned as we went into the season. >> how much of the season is in the books now? i mean, what's still left to happen? >> there's a couple of big days still coming. i think this weekend is a big weekend as people redeem gift cards, go into the stores, exchange items for what they're looking for. hopefully get that add-on sale and people start to take advantage of the clearance sale, i would say, though, 95% of it is in the books. we've probably got some strong days ahead of us, though, th
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